OH man...... I'll tell y'all what...... it's H.O.T hot here in Georgia today! Man, it's in the low 100's in my little town and feels even hotter. Whats up wit dat? Dunno, but I do know how much I love my new book!
I especially want to give a shout out to my girl Meredith who just started to embroider and began with Sublime Stitcheries patterns........ so awesome for first timers and those with experience. Anyhoo...... since we are carrying their patterns at our shop I thought I should get busy on some samples and already have some things in mind........ I'll show you soon, hopefully Monday. Hopefully.
While out school clothes and new shop clothes shopping with my girl Amelia Claire...... I of course stopped and browsed the aisles of Books-A-Million and found this gem:
I had no idea they put out a book and man what a book! It's chock full of the sweetest stitchery patterns from fun to funky to rock-n-rolly to yummy patterns of cupcakes and such. Here are few pages:
Sweet birds that will be blue birds for me!
And these cute puppies!
Amelia seemed interested in these spaceships and the little aliens that were driving them.
And my personal favorite......... I soooo have the itch to stitch now!
You can find the book here. It's spiral bound and easy to navigate. It also has easy to follow diagrams for all the stitches you need to complete each project and also has great pictures. I really love that it has tons of patterns and such a nice price too! I'm going to ask about getting a few of them at our shop.... they are just that cool!
On to shop news....... more bolts are arriving almost daily. We're up to about 140 bolts which may not seem like much to the larger quilt shops but for a town that has to drive for almost an hour to get to look and touch designer fabrics ..... it's alot. We have also gotten our notions order in which was sooo fun to go through. Needles, thread, rotary cutters, measuring tapes, scissors and tons of more stuff. Did I mention that we open September 1st? You know, just a couple weeks away? Yup, panic is setting in.
We paint tomorrow, as much as we can anyway. The walls are going to be turquoise and the shelves are a creamy vanilla color. Our sign is going to be huge and will have our logo on it as the picture below shows except the red around the logo is red and white polka dots. We are very happy with it all.
Next week I'll be starting to "go to work". This is something I haven't done in three years! You know how when you're like 8 1/2 months pregnant and you feel the need to clean the oven and the dusty spots behind the refrigerator and to get all the laundry in the house clean? That's how I'm feeling right now..... except I'm not cleaning. Shock horror, I know. I think I'll start to get the "need to dos" done Sunday when it all begins to sink in.
I plan on going to the shop at least three days a week beginning next week, seeing that I have the web-site to complete, Etsy to start and now Ebay too. It'll be nice getting the new computer with it's 19" flat screen up and going and not have any distractions to stop me every few minutes. (Fat chance I know but I'm looking at my glass as half full!).
Anyhoo again, I'm off to start supper and to clean up just enough so that my Angel of a Husband thinks I've kept the house like this all day. Sucka.
Have a great and happy weekend...... I'll hopefully have something crafty finished and ready to show you on Monday!